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Manila judge inhibits from Atio Castillo hazing case

Mar 26, 2018 - 12:07 PM

Judge Alfredo Ampuan grants the motion for inhibition despite disagreeing with the grounds cited by the fraternity members

Fratmen in Atio Castillo case want Manila judge to inhibit

Mar 23, 2018 - 10:18 AM

The fratmen allege that Judge Alfredo Ampuan is the brother-in-law of Dante Jimenez, head of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption, who assisted the Castillos during the preliminary investigation

Life on the line for young fratmen, but Atio Castillo’s mom feels numb

Mar 16, 2018 - 9:16 PM

'They committed a crime they thought they can get away with; now they have all the time to think about what they did,' says Castillo's mother Carmina

COURT BATTLE. Ralph Trangia, who fled for the United States when the news first broke out, is back in the Philippines and attends his first court hearing on March 16, 2018, at the Manila RTC over the hazing death of Horacio "Atio" Castillo III. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Arrest warrant out for Chinese forwarder in P6.4-B shabu case

Mar 12, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Chen Ju Long, also known as Richard Chen or Richard Tan, remains at large

SCAPEGOAT? Chinese businessman Richard Tan, the alleged shipper of the 604 kilos of shabu from China, cries foul over the initial findings of the Senate blue ribbon committee.  Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

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Jan 31, 2018 - 9:05 PM

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Court orders arrest of Mark Taguba, middlemen in shabu smuggling

Jan 31, 2018 - 5:55 PM

No bail is recommended for Customs broker Mark Taguba and several others facing charges

Mark Ruben Taguba shows the timeline of the transaction durin the hearing of the Blue Ribbon committee on the nabbed P6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China, at the Senate of the Philippines in Pasay on Monday. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Manila court orders arrest of Tiamzons

Jan 17, 2018 - 3:40 PM

But the communist leaders' lawyers say the rearrest is a violation since peace talks were 'not terminated properly'


Manila court grants bail to Tiamzons

Aug 12, 2016 - 1:40 PM

2ND UPDATE The motion for bail granted by the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 32 also covers detainee Adelberto Silva who will also participate in the peace talks

TEMPORARY LIBERTY. Top communist leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon in court. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

CA junks ABS-CBN appeal vs Benedicto estate

Jul 18, 2016 - 5:30 PM

The Court of Appeals says there is no reason to declare RPN 9 s occupancy of ABS CBN s facilities during the martial law era as fraudulent

Former PGH cash clerk convicted for misdeclaring collections

May 27, 2016 - 7:06 PM

An audit reveals Adelaine Bacor failed to remit the true and correct amount paid by 44 cardiac catheterization laboratory patients

PWU undergoing rehabilitation, foreclosures stopped for now

Jun 08, 2015 - 9:57 PM

The Benitez family is awaiting the court appointed receiver to give his due diligence recommendation which is expected in July at the earliest

STI wins auction of PWU foreclosed properties

Mar 19, 2015 - 6:57 PM

‘It is now very evident that STI is totally disregarding the welfare of PWU ’ says PWU media director Lydia Benitez Brown

Napoles asks court to lift freeze order on accounts

Nov 07, 2014 - 8:45 PM

Janet Napoles through her lawyer claims she and her family are being used as scapegoats of the supposed whistle blowers who actually earned from the pork barrel scam

SCAPEGOAT? The counsel of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles claims the whistleblowers are merely using her and her family as scapegoat to evade the law. Rappler file photo

MAP: The Napoles trail, a year after her surrender

Aug 28, 2014 - 5:53 PM

Since her surrender Napoles has been to at least 11 places so far Know what these places are

HOT SEAT. Janet Napoles at the Senate on Thursday, November 7. File photo by Rappler

Manila court freezes for now Gigi Reyes' bank accounts

Jun 18, 2014 - 9:44 PM

A Provisional Asset Preservation Order PAPO is in effect for only 20 days The court is yet to decide on whether or not to convert the order into one without an immediate expiration

Manila court to hear Benhur Luy's appeal vs assets freeze

Apr 24, 2014 - 5:53 PM

The Manila court sets a hearing after Luy files a motion for reconsideration and a motion for discharge before the court

Napoles family, 'pork' scam suspects can't touch assets

Apr 03, 2014 - 5:37 PM

Family members of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles will be unable to touch select assets in their name until a final verdict from the court

Benhur Luy: Exempt me from assets freeze

Mar 26, 2014 - 12:02 AM

His lawyer argues that while his client admitted participation in the pork barrel scam it does not mean he benefited financially Besides he should be covered by immunity from criminal prosecution granted under the Witness Protection Program

Napoles family can't touch assets – court

Mar 05, 2014 - 10:12 PM

The court order preventing any transaction transfer removal conversion concealment or other disposition of properties and accounts covers other PDAF scam suspects

Customs collectors get TRO on transfer to DOF

Oct 01, 2013 - 4:56 PM

The Manila Regional Trial Court suspends the transfer of 27 Bureau of Customs collectors to the Department of Finance s Customs Policy Research Office

NEW ORDER. Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon issues an order transferring several customs collectors to a research office at the Finance department

Operators sue Manila over bus ban

Sep 27, 2013 - 1:37 PM

Operators say their businesses will go bankrupt if the ban isn t lifted They have yet to answer the city government s allegations that they re using illegitimate franchises

TOO EXPENSIVE? Bus operators say the Park N' Ride Terminal in Manila is beyond their budget. Photo by Rappler

Anti-drug agency can now directly apply for search warrants

Jul 05, 2013 - 1:08 AM

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency does not have to course its applications through prosecutors They can go to the Manila and Quezon City RTCs

Court says Erap can run for Manila mayor

Mar 06, 2013 - 8:50 PM

Only one disqualification case is pending this time with the Commission on Elections

Photo by Ayee Macaraig

2 CA justices decline CJ nomination

Jun 25, 2012 - 6:11 PM

There are now 65 nominees for the post of chief justice

2010 presidential wannabe eyes CJ post

Jun 21, 2012 - 8:28 PM

Ferdinand Jose Pijao a nuisance candidate in the 2010 presidential elections wants to try his luck getting into the judiciary

[UPDATE] SC Justices Bernabe, Del Castillo decline CJ nomination

Jun 20, 2012 - 6:42 PM

There are now 12 SC justices nominated for chief justice